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Kimberlina Solar Thermal Power Plant

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This page provides information on Kimberlina, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration. Kimberlina is the first Compact Linear Fresnel Reflector (CLFR) project in North America. Located in Bakersfield, CA, Ausra began construction of the power plant in March 2008, with the plant entering operation in October 2008. Kimberlina generates up to 5 megawatts of electricity at full output to help meet California’s peak summer demand.

                                  

Project Overview
Project Name:Kimberlina Solar Thermal Power Plant (Kimberlina)
Country:United States
Location:Bakersfield, California
Owner(s):Ausra (100%)
Technology:Linear Fresnel reflector
Turbine Capacity:Net: 5.0 MW Gross: 5.0 MW
Status:Currently Non-Operational
Start Year:2008

                                                                                                                                                                

Background
Technology:Linear Fresnel reflector
Status:Currently Non-Operational
Country:United States
City:Bakersfield
State:California
County:Kern
Lat/Long Location:35°34′ 0.0″ North, 119°11′ 39.1″ West
Land Area:12 acres
Break Ground:2008/3/1
Start Production:2008/10/1
Project Type:Demonstration
Incentives:Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC)
Participants
Developer(s):Ausra
Owner(s) (%):Ausra (100%)
Operator(s):Ausra
Generation Offtaker(s):California ISO
Collector Manufacturer :Ausra
Mirror Manufacturer :Ausra
Drive Manufacturer:Ausra
Receiver Manufacturer :Ausra
Solar Field
Solar-Field Aperture Area:25,988 m²
# of Lines:3
Line Length:385 m
Mirror Width in Line:2 m
# of Mirrors across Line:10
Collector Description:Compact Linear Fresnel
Receiver Type:Non-evacuated
Receiver Length:385 m
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type:Water
Solar-Field Outlet Temp:300°C
Power Block
Turbine Capacity (Gross):5.0 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net):5.0 MW
Output Type:Steam Rankine
Power Cycle Pressure:40.0 bar
Thermal Storage
Storage Type:None


*Reference from NREL

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